• Short Summary

    MR. WINSTON FIELD, SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S PREMIER, GAVE A HINT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE TERRITORY MIGHT?

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    LV PAN (INT) PRESSMEN SEATED
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    2.
    SV DITTO (3 SHOTS)
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    SV WINSTON FIELD AT DESK
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    CU (SOF) WINSTON FIELD SPEAKS. SOF BEGINS: "AND I THINK I CAN SAFELY SAY...." SOF ENDS"...THANK YOU."
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    "AND I THINK I CAN SAGELY SAY THAT OUR ONE OBJECT IS TO MAKE CLEAR BOTH HERE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD THAT NO-ONE CAN INTERFERE IN OUR AFFAIRS; THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT CANNOT -- NOT JUST WILL NOT -- BUT CANNOT SUSPEND OR INTERFERE WITH OUR CONSTITUTION. AND THAT WE IN OUR TURN - IF THEY DID - WOULD NOT RECOGNISE ANY SUCH INTERFERENCE. NOW THAT IS OUR OBJECT, THEREFORE WE ARE SEEKING MEANS OF ESTABLISHING THAT THIS SHALL BE SO - THAT IS WHAT WE ARE AFTER. NOW THAT I THINK IT IS A RIGHT AND PROPER OBJECT FOR ANY GOVERNMENT IN THIS COUNTRY AT THIS STAGE, AND WE SHALL CONTINUE TO PURSUE THIS. I BELIEVE THAT WE SHALL REACH UNANIMITY ON THIS BEFORE TOO LONG. THANK YOU."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MR. WINSTON FIELD, SOUTHERN RHODESIA'S PREMIER, GAVE A HINT YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE TERRITORY MIGHT GO IT ALONE IF INDEPENDENCE TALKS WITH BRITAIN REACHED STALEMATE. HE TOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE IN SALISBURY THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD KEEP NEGOTIATING "UP TO A POINT WHERE NO FUTURE NEGOTIATION IS POSSIBLE".

    HE STRESSED, HOWEVER, THERE WAS STILL HOPE. "I THINK WE AND THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAVE REACHED A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF EACH OTHER IN OUR DISCUSSIONS THAN HAS EVER BEEN REACHED BEFORE," HE SAID.

    MR. FIELD WENT ON:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4P6KTLYZ5C7PIDAU03A3ZM23K
    Media URN:
    VLVA4P6KTLYZ5C7PIDAU03A3ZM23K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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